Toyota Sai is a Japanese hybrid vehicle from Toyota Motor Corporation. It was launched in 2009. Production is carried out in the Japanese city of Miyawaka. The car is produced in the body of a 4-door sedan with a front-wheel drive layout. In August 2013, the model was restyled.
The power plant of the car consists of gasoline and electric engines.
Liquid-cooled 4-cylinder, 16-valve VVT-i petrol engine, 2362 cc, 150 hp. The engine operates on the Atkinson cycle, characterized by increased efficiency, with a high compression ratio of 12.5. Equipped with an exhaust gas recirculation system. Engine model – 2AZ-FXE. In order to save fuel, the car does not idle. It is also equipped with electric power steering. The transmission is an electric continuously variable transmission (hybrid synergic drive).
Paired with a gasoline engine is an electric synchronous AC motor with a power of 143 hp. Engine model – 2jm. The electric motor is powered by a main battery consisting of 34 nickel-hydrogen small batteries with a capacity of 6.5 Ah each.
After the model facelift in August 2013, fuel consumption is 22.4 km/l in JC08 mode (Japanese fuel consumption measurement method).
The 2.4-liter Toyota 2AZ-FXE engine has been produced since 2000 at the concern’s Japanese plant and is installed in one of the company’s most popular hybrid models: Camry, Estima and Alphard. In the Chinese market, they offer their own version of this motor with the 3AZ-FXE index.